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Author Mohammad, Afsar, 1964- author

Title The festival of Pirs : popular Islam and shared devotion in South India / Afsar Mohammad
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary This study is about a popular manifestation of Islamic devotion that embraces a pluralist setting, keeping itself in a dynamic dialogue with non-Muslim practices. With evidence from various public devotional narratives and ritual practices, the author argues that even universal understanding of living Islam remains incomplete if we do not consider this locally produced pluralised devotional setting that surrounds it. He seeks to address various aspects of local and localised Islam through an examination of Gugudu's local and popular transformation of normative Islam, giving particular focus to the various devotional rituals that blend Muslim and Hindu practices in the public event of Muharram
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 11, 2013)
Subject Muslim saints -- Cult -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.
Islamic shrines -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.
Islam -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199346448 (ebook)